Heerenveen vs Utrecht:
Dutch Eredivisie 2016/17,
Date: Friday, 12 August 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:00 UK,
Venue: Abe Lenstra Stadion (Heerenveen).
Heerenveen look to build up on a strong display against AZ Alkmaar in the previous week, when they host FC Utrecht for Friday’s Eredivisie clash.
The Super Frisians played a thrilling 2-2 draw in their opening league game of the season away from home at Alkmaar. The hosts took the lead twice, but Heerenveen did brilliantly to come back on either occasions despite going to down to ten men. An 82 minute free-kick goal from Stijn Schaars was pick of the match which earned his team a valuable point from a difficult away fixture on the opening day of the season.
FC Utrecht suffered a 1-2 home defeat to reigning Champions PSV Eindhoven, but didn’t go down without a fight. The home side took an early lead through Sebastien Haller, but PSV completed the comeback with two goals in the second half. Utrecht managed to hold on till 80th minute until Gaston Pereiro denied them the share of the spoils.
Heerenveen vs Utrecht: Head-to-Head Stats
- Heerenveen lost 4-0 at home to FC Utrecht in the same fixture of the 2015/16 Eredivisie season on March 2016. The reverse fixture end in a 1-1 draw on August 2015.
- Heerenveen were on a four match unbeaten run against Utrecht prior to the home defeat on March 2016, with 3 wins and a draw.
- The teams share 3 wins each from the last 6 league meetings between the two at Heerenveen.
Heerenveen vs Utrecht: Prediction
Heerenveen are coming in to this match on the back of a 5 match win-less run in the league. Their home form is rather pathetic losing 4 of the last 5. However their strong performance against AZ last week give them some hope going into Friday’s game.
Utrecht finished last season on a strong note and started off well against PSV eventually succumbing to a narrow defeat. Their overall form going into this game is nothing to write about as they managed a just a single win form their last 6 competitive matches. The away streak of 7 match unbeaten looks good and there is every chance of this game to end in a stalemate.
A combination of the previous meetings and our statistical analysis bring to the conclusion that this game will see over 2.5 goals and it is worth keeping tabs on the odds for both teams to score.
Heerenveen vs Utrecht: Tips
- Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50.
- Both Teams to Score @ 1.61
- Over 0.5 goals at Half Time @ 1.33.